Family in financial hardship following mother falling ill

A mother who had been working for just 8 weeks before needing chemotherapy treatment.  Her short period of working meant that she wasn’t paid any sick pay, so the family’s income took a hit.  The father although he works has had to reduce his hours in order to support his wife and take care of their two young children.  The family are afraid of falling into debt and are really beginning to struggle.  An application has now been sent off on behalf of the mother for Statutory Sick Pay, which will hopefully come into payment very soon.  In the meantime we sent the family £100 to tide them over.